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Re: [O] Org Tutorials need more structure

From: Thomas S. Dye
Subject: Re: [O] Org Tutorials need more structure
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 07:56:24 -1000

Aloha Suvayu,

I like this, too, except that I miss the capabilities of the export
framework.  How about?:

 a programmable and dynamic plain-text note taking platform and markup

All the best,

Suvayu Ali <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 07:29:26PM -0500, John Hendy wrote:
>> On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 6:29 PM, Thomas S. Dye <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >
>> > In this vein, I think it would be useful to have a brief statement about
>> > Org-mode that gives the interested reader from any background a good
>> > feel for the scope of Org-mode and how it presents itself to the user.
>> > I don't think the current statements about what Org-mode "is" do this
>> > very effectively, though they might have done so in the past.
>> >
>> Absolutely love that, and this puts some of your earlier comments in
>> perspective -- you're looking for the 30sec elevator pitch for
>> Org-mode, and saying "this outline-y task manager" is not cutting it.
> To me the best way to describe Org is: a programmable and dynamic
> plain-text note taking platform.  All its features are essentially built
> on this ability: planning & task management, authoring or publishing,
> literate programming, and what not.  On top of this, it can interact
> with external applications for tasks like referencing (links, citation,
> etc).  Of course trying to faithfully outline this in a few words is a
> herculean task.

Thomas S. Dye

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